UGA graduate | journalist
I used to be the typical journalism student — I didn’t sleep, I lived at the newsroom and I relied on coffee to get me through the day.
Now, I’m a UGA graduate from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication with a journalism degree, sociology minor, a New Media Certificate and a Cox Poynter Media Leadership Certificate.
But let’s be real — I spent most of my time in the newsroom.
I started working at UGA’s newspaper The Red & Black as a freshman while also working at another job and taking a full load of classes. In my time at the paper, I’ve served as fall 2012 editor-in-chief, summer editor in chief, managing editor, administration beat reporter, associate news editor, page designer and senior reporter. I have also interned at CNN, USA Today and Atlanta Parent Magazine.
And I guess the sleepless nights were worth it. Even before I was accepted to the journalism school, I received a $1,000 Hearst Award for Spot News Writing as well as a Region 3 Mark of Excellence Award for Breaking News Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. I also received a $1,500 Atlanta Press Club scholarship.
Outside of the newsroom, I am a scholarship committee board member for the Atlanta Press Club. In the summer of 2012, I was awarded the prestigious $2,500 Robert Novak Collegiate Award for freedom of the press in Washington, DC. In the fall of 2011, I was chosen as one of Grady College’s McGill Fellows for Journalistic Courage.
In June, I will be interning with Morris Communications for the summer, and I am now actively looking for a full-time job. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com if you’re hiring.